Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pony club


My parents were in town over the weekend and during that time we Skyped with an aunt and uncle. My aunt politely reminded me that I don't blog very consistently any more.  Yep.  I know.  Life with two teenagers is busy. The time that I used to be able to sit down regularly at a computer and type a few words is often filled with additional chores or errands. And once you fall out of a habit it's hard to get back into it.  My free time is precious and I've been using it to sew, mostly.  


I've wanted to make all 90 blocks from The Farmer's Wife Pony Club book for several years now and decided 2015 was the year.  Several of us on Instagram agreed to each make ten blocks a month for nine months.  That would mean that after September I would have all 90 blocks complete and would have the rest of the year to make those blocks into a completed quilt.  Over Christmas break I planned to make three blocks in advance of 2015 -- a foundation paper pieced block, a blocks with lots of Y-seams, and a block with a gallion pieces and piece it traditionally.  I did that.  And then kept on going. To date I have 61 blocks done.  I haven't lost steam yet so I'm just going to keep on truckin'.  More pictures to come I'm sure but for now you can follow along on Instagram.  And join me too!  Use hashtag #ridethatponyclub so all the participants can see what you're making and cheer you along too!

-dana

9 comments:

Terri Ann said...

Your hash tag made me actually laugh out loud. Have you already done the farmer's wife blocks, or really what's different between the Farmer's wife blocks and the Farmer's wife pony club blocks? Or is it another collection of blocks with stories? Yours are coming out wonderfully and I hope you please your aunt and the rest of us by posting more about these blocks!

Terri said...

Lots of people who used to blog regularly don't blog as much anymore. Everyone has moved to IG!

Love seeing a preview of your blocks! I'm impressed with how many you have done. What a fun project.

Beth said...

Love the blocks you showed. You are really on a roll. Keep it going.
Yes, life with teenagers is busy. Sew on.

Laura Chaney said...

That hashtag is awesome! Excited to see these blocks as you make them, no matter how (in)frequent you blog!

Kar said...

61! You will probably have the rest done by next week. : ) It's going to be one gorgeous quilt!

Jackie said...

That is an awesome idea. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

diane said...

I love that you aunt reads your blog. My moms (and mine too) friend who is 93 reads my blog. That's so special for me. The pony club looks I kits taking you on a good ride. ❤️

Mcm said...

Wow! Love your fabric selections and blocks. Great progress and you've inspired me to "re-visit" the Farmer's Wife blocks that are in progress and tucked away in a drawer. How can the girls be teenagers already?

Corinnea said...

Right there with you on the blogging thing.... i'd just rather be sewing! I came this__ close to joining your pony club but I am so easily distracted and have one million other projects going on but I love watching the progress you all are making!